Q: Post-It notes were invented in 1980. Have you ever, at any time, used a Post-It note?
Q: Would you say it was sad/important when John Lennon died?
Q: Remember CHiPs?
Q: Did you ever get a Rubik’s cube, take off the stickers, and put them back on to make it look like you solved it? Did you? Did you?!
Q: Sandra Day O’Connor. What an ’80s hottie, huh?
Q: People wore some funny clothes back then, didn’t they? Like jeans, jackets, shoes, jean jackets… Oh, what a time.
Q: Who was cuter, Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man?
Q: Do you remember the lyrics to “Eye of the Tiger” [Wait and see if subject sings. If not, really try to get them to sing.]
Q: Joanie Loves Chachi, but did Chachi love Joanie?
Q: Did you own one of these? [Throw Wacky Wallwalker at wall.]
Q: Remember Jelly shoes?
Q: What was with those crazy 1980s hairdos?
Q: So what was with that “Where’s the Beef” lady?
Q: Where is the beef?
Q: What was with those crazy 1980s hairdos? Seriously, what was up with all those nutty ’80s hairstyles? I want a funnier answer this time!
Q: Stone-washed jeans: run with it.
Q: How did you feel about Frankie telling you to relax?
Q: Do you think if the Michael J. Fox of 1985 time-traveled to today, you could kick his ass?
Q: John Hughes, etc. etc. etc.
Q: Can you believe men wore pink in the eighties?
Q: Show me how you “Walked Like an Egyptian.” Now stop.
Q: Where were you when Debbie Gibson bit the head off a bat onstage?
Q: 21 Jump Street. Whoo!
Q: Corey Haim and Corey Feldman: fucking?
Q: Did you really feel “welcomed” to the jungle by Axl Rose, or do you think that was sort of just insincere, halfhearted graciousness?
Q: Spuds MacKenzie [Insert question here in case subject does not wax reminiscent on Spuds.]
Q: This is the year that the ‘80s sort of really just started becoming the ’90s, don’t you think?
Q: Can you fill in the rest of this hot 1989 theme song? “Bad boys bad boys, watcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for…”
Q: Tell me how it made you feel when Zsa Zsa Gabor slapped that cop.
Q: Do you mind sticking around while we tape “I Love the ’70s”?